RE: table salt/sea salt...salt is salt. It's exactly the same chemical compound or whatever, but table salt has minute amounts of iodine or other additives. These are pretty unlikely to affect most people, and so most people won't really have problems with table salt.
mel0n - pretty sure Trigger meant that they should have used a barbell as initial jewellery - I don't think she thought you meant he just shoved a ring through haha. Rings are generally crap for healing
I'd definitely get the jewellery changed by a piercer. Once you've got it changed, if you're still struggling to get rid of the bump, buy some 100% chamomile tea bags and use them as hot compresses on the bump
Works well for a lot of people (assuming you're not allergic to chamomile obviously, heh).